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Our Favorite Nearby Seattle Breweries

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Peak summertime has arrived in South Lake Union and brewery season is in full swing! We have our pick of some of the best local craft beers in the Pacific Northwest right here in Seattle. 

Do you love to prioritize the ease of grabbing your favorite brews when choosing an apartment? Alley24 has you covered! Our community has easy access to breweries in South Lake Union and Capitol Hill. We’ve outlined some of our favorites nearby below!


Outer Planet Craft Brewing


Source: @outerplanetbrewing on IG


It may be small, but it packs a punch! Outer Planet is Capitol Hill’s smallest craft brewery, established in 2015. They were only open for beer-to-go throughout much of the pandemic, but they’re now open for indoor and outdoor dining! Reserve your table to guarantee a spot. 

While they don’t offer a full menu on their site, you can browse their list of beer-to-go to get excited about your visit or pick some up to enjoy at home! 


Elysian Capitol Hill 


Source: @elysian_capitol_hill on IG


Did you know Elysian’s Capitol Hill location is actually their original? This classic brewery has been around since 1996! Their beer is as exciting and refreshing as the design of their cans with flavors like the Space Dust IPA, Dragonstooth Stout and Snailbones. 

To take your love for Elysian Brewing to the next level, explore their huge collection of merch! They have clothing, outerwear, hats, drinkware, tap handles, art and more! 


Optimism Brewing Company


Source: @optimismbrewing on IG


Bright, airy and spacious, Optimism Brewing is one of our favorite breweries to hang out in for a few hours. They truly have it all! Optimism is kid-friendly, dog-friendly, food-friendly and tip-free. Their heated concrete floors are designed with your pup in mind and there’s an entire kids play area in the back of the beer hall. 

If you’re looking to chow down while you’re there, check out the lineup of food trucks available in the beer garden! As if this all wasn’t enticing enough, they have a clear and inspiring mission statement on what optimism means to them available on their website. We’ll toast to that!  


Which of these is your favorite brewery in or near South Lake Union? Did we miss your go-to spot? Tell us more in the comments below and happy sipping! 

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